Sparkle Toothpaste

Efficacy / Studies / Research

  1. Bacteria / Fungi / Virus Kill Rates
  2. Sensitivity & Abrasiveness Comparison
  3. About Each Ingredient
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1. Bacteria / Fungi / Virus Kill Rates

Antimicrobial Efficacy of Sodium Chlorite / Stabilized Oxygen (active ingredient)


Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris  10 min  30 ppm  99.998% kill
Bacillus cereus spores  5 min  200 ppm  99.999% kill
Campylobacter jejuni  30 sec  30 ppm  99.9% kill
Erwinia carotovora  60 sec  50 ppm  99.999% kill
Escherichia coli O157:H7  60 sec  3 ppm  99.999 % kill
Lactobacillus sp.  60 sec  20 ppm  99.999% kill
Legionella pneumophila  60 sec  25 ppm  99.999% kill
Listeria monocytogenes  60 sec  25 ppm  99.9999% kill
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)  10 min  500 ppm  100% kill
Mycobacterium bovis (tuberculosis)  10 min  500 ppm  99.9999% kill
Pediococcus sp.  60 sec  20 ppm  99.999% kill
Proteus mirabilis  60 sec  100 ppm  99.999999% kill
Pseudomonas aeruginosa  60 sec  5 ppm  99.9999% kill
Salmonella typhimurium 60 sec  100 ppm  99.999% kill
Staphylococcus aureus  60 sec  30 ppm  99.999% kill
Streptococcus faecalis  60 sec  100 ppm  99.99999% kill
Streptococcus faecium  60 sec  100 ppm  99.9999% kill
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) 1 0 min  500 ppm  100% kill


Aspergillus fumigatus spores  60 sec  100 ppm  99.9999% kill
Aspergillus niger 60 sec 100pp, 99.9999% kill
Candida albicans  60 sec  100 ppm  99.99999% kill
Cladosporium  30 sec  500 ppm  99.999% kill
Mucor sp  30 sec  500 ppm  99.999% kill
Penicillium  60 sec  100 ppm  99.999% kill
Penicillium roquefortii  60 sec  500 ppm  100% kill
Saccharomyces cerevisiae  60 sec  30 ppm  99.999% kill
Stachybotrys chartarum  60 sec  100 ppm  99.997% Kill
Trichophyton mentagrophytes  5 min  500 ppm  100% kill


African Swine Fever Virus  5 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal
Avian Influenza A virus  10 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal
Canine Parvovirus  10 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal
Coxsackie Virus  5 min  550 ppm  99.9% kill
Foot & Mouth Disease Virus  5 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal
Hepatitis C  10 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal
Herpes Simplex Virus Type  1 5 min  550 ppm  99.9% kill
Newcastle Disease virus  10 min  500 ppm  100% kill
HIV Virus Type 1 (HIV 1)  10 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal
Polio Virus Type 2  5 min  550 ppm  99.9% kill
PRRS virus  60 sec  312 ppm  100% virucidal
Pseudorabies virus  10 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal
Rhino Virus  5 min  550 ppm  99.9% kill
Swine Vesicular Disease Virus  5 min  500 ppm  100% virucidal

2. Sensitivity & Abrasiveness Comparison Chart

RDA rating of Sparkle Toothpaste Polish, the #1 choice for sensitive teeth:
Teeth become sensitive when tooth enamel is worn away, and the permeable tooth layer below, known as dentin, is exposed.  Many toothpastes are overly abrasive and actually strip away tooth enamel, which may not grow back. The 1st protocol a dentist will recommend for patients with sensitive teeth is a less abrasive toothpaste.  Abrasiveness in toothpaste is measured in RDA units or Relative Dentin Abrasion Value.  The LOWER the RDA number the LESS abrasive the toothpaste. This table demonstrates the RDA rating of Sparkle Toothpaste Polish and other toothpaste brands:

The RDA Table RDA
Low Abrasive 0-70
Medium Abrasive 71-100
Highly Abrasive 101-199
Regarded as Harmful per the FDA 200+

Sparkle Toothpaste Polish  55
Tom's of Maine Children's Toothpaste 57
Rembrandt Mint 63
Colgate 68
Arm & Hammer Advance White Sensitive 70
Biotene 78
Sensodyne 79
Rembrandt Intense Stain 85
Tom's of Maine 93
Rembrandt Plus 94
Sensodyne Fresh Impact 94
Sensodyne Original 100
Crest Sensitivity Protection 107
Aquafresh Whitening 113
Colgate Total Whitening 142
Crest Pro Health Enamel Shield 145
Ultra Bright Advanced Whitening 145
Nature's Gate 176

3. Sustainable Organic and Toxic-Free® Ingredients that Make a Difference*

Organic Vegetable Glycerine / Glycerin / Glycerol (all 3 scientific terms are interchangeable and refer to the same ingredient) is a certified ToxicFree® humectant that keeps toothpaste polish moist, and adds a pleasant sweet flavor.  Essanté Organics obtains all glycerine from non-GMO vegetable sources, versus the more common sourcing practice from animal by-products. Clinical studies show vegetable glycerine is soluble in water and does not cause demineralization of the teeth as bleaching agents do (demineralization occurs when the pH balance of plaque is lowered). Glycerine is not acidic it is base, and an excellent ingredient choice clinically proven to help improve overly sensitive teeth.   

Sodium Chlorite (Stabilized Oxygen) is Mother Nature’s and scientist's top choice as the safest, most powerful, number one antimicrobial on earth. See Essanté Organics Stabilized Oxygen Antimicrobial Efficacy Sheet for a list of all the bacteria, fungi, and viruses it kills including Strep, Staph, Salmonella, Hep C, HIV, E Coli, Candida, Herpes and more. Essanté Organics' Sodium Chlorite is certified ToxicFree®, FDA approved, and it breaks down into salt.  

Calcium Carbonate is a certified ToxicFree® mineral that delivers strong cleaning power to help remove stains and plaque, as well as polish teeth.  Calcium carbonate provides enough abrasion to remove plaque and stains, yet protects and keeps tooth enamel in tact. Note: minerals cannot be classified as organic. 

Sorbitol is a certified ToxicFree®, non-GMO, slow-metabolizing glucose derived from fruit or seaweed.  It adds a healthy sweetness and sustains a good pH balance in the mouth.  It does not lower the pH of plaque like sugar, which causes the demineralization of tooth enamel. 

Organic Peppermint Oil Essanté Organics begins with fresh, organic mint leaves and applies a proprietary triple distillation process.  This extra step yields a very smooth, refreshing, sweet taste, especially compared with most toothpastes which use chemical flavorings or peppermint leaves sprayed with toxic pesticides. Essanté Organics' organic peppermint is scientifically proven to support: cleansing, detoxing, swelling, and digestion. 

Xylitol is a certified ToxicFree® natural sugar found in plums, strawberries, raspberries, and birch trees. Essanté Organics sources Xylitol is from non-GMO birch trees.  Xylitol replaces synthetic saccharine that can cause health issues.  Xylitol also replaces sugars that can lead to tooth decay.  Xylitol helps prevent cavities by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, including Streptococcus. 

Organic Xanthan Gum is a natural gum plant thickener that thickens Essanté Organics toothpaste and helps keep Sparkle Toothpaste Polish moist for a 2-year shelf life.

Organic Stevia is an unrefined powder Essanté Organics derives from dried, organic, green stevia leaves. It is an extremely useful herb in oral hygiene formulations. Essanté Organics uses grade A organic stevia, due to its highly effective antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and because it does not have an aftertaste as lower grade stevia does.  Research shows organic stevia can stopdental decay and bleeding gums when used for an extended period of time, primarily due to its capability to kill bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum diseases.  Tooth decay and gum diseases are the two most common problems faced by diabetics. The organic stevia in Sparkle Toothpaste Polish supports blood sugar levels. It provides a zero-calorie sweetness too. Medidart® shares organic stevia’s vast health benefits including its ability to support: blood sugar, weight management, blood pressure, oral health, bone health, skin health and more.  These benefits go a long way in motivating some of us to brush with Essanté Organics Sparkle Toothpaste Polish more than the average 2 times per day.  In addition, Essanté Organics selects and uses the finest quality organic stevia on earth.

Decyl Glucoside is a pure, certified ToxicFree® coconut derived glucose cleanser that creates a foam which traps Essanté Organics Sparkle Toothpaste Polish onto the gums and teeth long enough to provide powerful antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory actions.   

*See labels for organic ingredients